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Andrea McLean celebrates her first ever holiday completely alone

Andrea McLean enjoyed a holiday for one.

Andrea McLean has just reached a new milestone – enjoying a week away on holiday completely alone.

And the Loose Women star, 50, says she had an amazing and deeply reflective time.

The mum-of-two said she needed some time away from juggling her multiple roles.

She said as much as she loves being a mum, partner, CEO and TV star – she still needed some time off.

Taking to social media, she shared a couple of snaps from her solo retreat.

Where did Andrea McLean go on holiday?

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Andrea McLean took a break from Loose Women for an isolated holiday (Credit: ITV)

Along with the pics, she penned a poignant passage on her time alone.

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Sharing in view of her some 268,000 Instagram followers, she wrote:

“Soooo…. this has been a week of firsts. I needed time and space to work on something and trying to think straight at home while juggling the combined responsibilities of mum, wife, telly work and @officialtgiof meant it wasn’t going to happen if I didn’t do something different.

“As they say, if you want something different to what you have, you’ve got to do something different to what you’ve been doing! So, I boarded a train, got on a helicopter, then a boat… and arrived on Bryher in the Scilly Isles, for a week in a tiny, beautiful cottage perfect for one.

Andrea enjoyed her time away alone

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Andrea says she needed to get away from it all for a bit (Credit: ITV)

“It was my first time going away on my own, and my first time on Scilly. I hiked up hills, sat and stared at the sea, got caught in the rain, worked, ate, slept and did all of this in my own time. For the first time since I can remember I moved to the beat of my own drum.

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“I remembered who I am, not just ‘what I do.’ I think so many of us women have forgotten who ‘we are’, and feel guilty for taking the time to remind ourselves.

“I’m grateful that I was able to do this, and then return to a loving, welcome home, ready to pick up where I left off. I may be a mum, a wife, a broadcaster, a CEO, but this week I reminded myself that I am, most importantly, me. And I’m happy about that. Scilly, I’ll be back…”

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Soooo…. this has been a week of firsts. I needed time and space to work on something and trying to think straight at home while juggling the combined responsibilities of mum, wife, telly work and @officialtgiof meant it wasn’t going to happen if I didn’t do something different. As they say, if you want something different to what you have, you’ve got to do something different to what you’ve been doing! So, I boarded a train, got on a helicopter, then a boat… and arrived on Bryher in the Scilly Isles, for a week in a tiny, beautiful cottage perfect for one. It was my first time going away on my own, and my first time on Scilly. I hiked up hills, sat and stared at the sea, got caught in the rain, worked, ate, slept and did all of this in my own time. For the first time since I can remember I moved to the beat of my own drum. I remembered who I am, not just “what I do”. I think so many of us women have forgotten who ‘we are’, and feel guilty for taking the time to remind ourselves. I’m grateful that I was able to do this, and then return to a loving, welcome home, ready to pick up where I left off. I may be a mum, a wife, a broadcaster, a CEO, but this week I reminded myself that I am, most importantly, me. And I’m happy about that. Scilly, I’ll be back…

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Many of Andrea’s fans complimented her on trying something new, as well as sympathising with her need for some quality alone time.

One user commented: “Good on you. I did similar last year. Three days away on my own to Amsterdam. Loved it.”

Another user penned: “Absolutely love this! As a mum of 5, fiancé and business owner I’m taking a leaf out of your book for some me time when needed.”

And a third user wrote: “Head space is so important so happy you have found yourself again.”

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